Mountain goat seen/photographed in Wyoming’s Wind River Range

Mountain goats were never native to Wyoming, although they have become established in YNP-

Mountain goat in Wind River Range. By Mead Gruver. Associated Press writer.

Goats are not native to Wyoming and have never been introduced for fear they will compete with bighorn sheep.

3 Responses to “Mountain goat seen/photographed in Wyoming’s Wind River Range”

  1. ProWolf in WY Says:

    Have there been studies on mountain goats’ impacts in their transplanted ranges? I have no problem with them, but I know how they are invasive on the Olympic Peninsula but didn’t know if they were elsewhere.

  2. Ralph Maughan Says:


    Yes there is competition between the two animals. It isn’t total, but can be significant.

  3. Mary Jo Tannehill Says:

    I am wanting to do a story on the mountain goat that was found by hikers hung by the horns on a wind turbine cable. The report was given on CNN headlines around July or August. I have been unable to find the story itself or any follow up to the event. Do you have any information that might help me in my search? Thank you. Mary Jo

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